I wrote the bones of this post a while ago, and inserted the photos, and then forgot completely to do anything else with it. Poor neglected blog post! It's interesting looking back - at the potatoes for example, which grew like anything in their "sack" planter...
Mad eh? And the ones planted in the garden are going just as crazy too - surprisingly from such a small area we got masses of tatties from them!
The front still has plenty of colour from the pots we planted up a while ago...this was how they looked back in June, and they got, if anything, even more colourful after that, too.
...remember we had no idea what colours we were planting in most of these - the stuff was all bought cheap, rescued from certain death, and crammed into the pots any old how - come out looking quite decent in the circumstances, eh?! Also at the front our Sweet Peas climbed all over the railings, and the Nasturtiums after initially getting destroyed by blackfly have sprung back with a vengeance and are currently making a bid for the sky, I think, the rate they are climbing!
At the other side, things are a little more calm and sedate -
...see that blue? That's the most beautiful, delicate Geranium which MrEH chose a few years ago - he rarely expresses any firm wishes on particular plants, but this one he did, and I'm very glad of it as it's fabulous, and must be incredibly happy as it spreads itself further every year! It's "reclining" a bit in this photo after a day of heavy rain. Elsewhere things get less phased by the weather - the Sage I scalped in the winter as it was getting too big for its boots (and our garden) was flowering away happily
- I do like a useful plant! Also flowering away happily over that side was the Clematis...
...what a beauty, eh? We do have issues keeping Clematis's alive so I'm very pleased that this one has settled down so happily. I talked about both that and our Gooseberries when they first started showing Signs of Life back in March - and the Gooseberries produced a small but tasty crop - which we were delighted with as it was their first year! Another thing flowering as I wrote was the little rose also mentioned in that post - look...
...as you can see the flowers are just as striking as the leaves!